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Gender: Male Meaning of Darius: "kingly or possess well" Origin of Darius: Persian or Latin from Greek Darius's Popularity in 2018: #509

The name Darius is a boy's name of Greek, Persian origin meaning "kingly or possess well". Darius is ranked #509 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well be found on a concert program or gallery announcement.

Among its cultural inspirations is composer Darius Milhaud. Journalist Christiane Amanpour, who was raised in Tehran, named her son Darius.

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Famous People Named Darius

Pop Culture References for the name Darius

Darrius, Darious, Derrius, Dariess, Darias

Darius's International Variations

Dario (Italian) Dariusz (Slavic)

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headintheclouds Says:


Darius sounds cool and refreshing, while also being an ancient regal name. Darius sounds really versatile; I can imagine a Darius being anyone from an artist to a go-getting corporate guy.

I love it; it fits the aesthetic of most of my favorite names- three syllables, modern-seeming but with roots, not super common, great sound and meaning and has nickname potential (but nicknames aren't an absolute must).